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Our favourite carafes to help up your water intake

Best carafes

A hero of the 2020 WFH situation has undoubtedly been the carafe. Simultaneously elevating our interiors, reminding us to drink water and adding a sense of purpose to daily rituals.

When finding appreciation in your immediate surrounds is essential, often its the small things (pouring water from the smooth curves of aesthetically satisfying glassware) that prompt pleasure in the moment. (We say this from experience.) And speaking of appreciation, carafes also make great gifts.

So we've compiled the best carafes in our shopping carts now - from Danish designs to vintage drinking vessels.


The essential carafes from Maison Balzac

Carafes Maison Balzac

Always favourites. We've been purchasing Maison Balzac's J'ai Soif carafe for all our friends for some time now. And recently, the brand has added a new geometric design to its repertoire.


Simple beauty from Iittala

Carafes Iittala

Another Scandinavian brand - available from Sydney and Melbourne favourite Jardan. The Kartio pitcher, designed by Kaj Franck, ticks the boxes of beauty, simplicity and durability. Glasses not included but we'd like those too.


Japanese minimalism via Toyo-Sasaki Glass

Carafes Toyo-Sasaki

There's something so pure about Toyo-Sasaki's glassware, created in Japan and available at My Chameleon. The vibe is like a cool splash of water to the face.


Mouth-blown glass from R+D.LAB

Carafes R+D.LAB

Handmade in Italy, and sure to instantly elevate your space. Choose from rich colours or classic clear glass.


Vintage drinking vessels from Casa Shop

Carafes Casa Shop

There's nothing like something no one else has. Casa shop is a regular destination for vintage homewares, and always warrants a check back for new pieces. Right now these vessels have our attention.


The filter carafe from Soma

Form is important. So is function. The Soma carafe comes with a filter for Chlorine and mercury-free hydration.



Danish design courtesy Ferm LIVING

Carafes Ferm Living

Copenhagen-based brand Ferm LIVING is all about merging classic Scandinavian aesthetics with creative modern touches and this water vessel is no exception. Yes to the spherical stopper.



Something simple from IKEA

Carafes IKEA

Easy, functional and respectful of your budget. This IKEA option does what it says it will.


Images from top: via Maison Balzac; Jardan; My Chameleon; R+D.LAB; Soma; Trouva; IKEA.


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